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US Military Bombs Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan
On Saturday, Oct. 3, a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was bombed accidentally after Afghan forces called for air support from the American military, Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said Monday.
The airstrike killed 12 medical staff members and at least 10 patients, three of them children, Doctors Without Borders said.
â€œWe have now learned that on October 3, Afghan forces advised that they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from U.S. forces,â€ he said. â€œAn airstrike was then called to eliminate the Taliban threat, and several innocent civilians were accidentally struck.â€
Read more about the effects of the airstrike here..
When Will the EPA Adequately Clean Up Its Mess?
On Sept. 2, the Environmental Protection Agency officials released new data that indicates that surface water concentrations from the Animas River are returning back to normal.
Samples collected on Aug. 16 and 17 â€œhave been validated,â€ the agency said.
The EPA review of the data included a comparison to screening levels for exposure during recreational river use to see if the metal concentrations in the water are consistent with levels prior to the disastrous 3 million-gallon spill that contaminated the river in early August.
Read more about the aftermath here..
Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team books rocket - BBC News
Purdue Calumet Eliminates All of Its Speech Codes, Earns FIREâ€™s Highest Free Speech Rating - FIRE
For the first time, less than 10 percent of the world is living in extreme poverty - The Washington Post
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